Family law matters can be complex and confusing. One area that can be especially confusing is paternity. For men in Texas, they may not fully understand what it means to establish paternity or to be asked to submit to a paternity test.
A paternity action could arise is various matters. To begin, a man may file this action when he believes he is the father of a child and wants to establish rights. It could also occur when the mother of a child believes that a man is the father, and the man is seeking to prove that he is not the father and is, therefore, not obligated to pay any child support.
At Katie L. Lewis, P.C. Family Law, our attorneys understand that paternity actions can get complex and emotional. In some cases, they can be lengthy, because even when paternity is established, the parents must still sort through major decisions, such as custody and support. Our law firm is devoted to helping parents on both sides of a paternity action. Whether that means helping a client obtain his rights to a child or enforcing the financial obligations of the named father, our goal is to ensure that the rights of our clients are protected and upheld.
When establishing paternity, this often means addressing a wide range of family law issues. It can get overwhelming when working through custody, placement and support matters, making it imperative for fathers to fully understand their situation, what rights they have and what options are available to resolve any family law issues related to paternity actions.